2014-03-20 / Community Bulletin Board



Walking At Alumni Gym McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Assoc. will open the alumni community gym every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., for anyone to get out of the cold and exercise in the gym. This is a free activity. If Central Fulton School District is closed because of the weather, the alumni gym will also be closed. Any questions call 485-0221 or 377-3643.

Yard/Bake Sale The United Methodist Church of St. Thomas will hold an indoor yard and bake sale in the church fellowship hall Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22. Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kitchen will also be open.

Earth Day Festival An Earth Day Festival, organized by the Fulton County Library’s Teen Advisory Board, will be held at the main library Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will include crafts and games for children, food and much more.

Senior Center Social Warfordsburg Senior Center’s social will have a “doo wop” themed social with 50s and 60s music provided by Barb and Forrest, March 28. Seniors 60 and over come and enjoy the evening of food, dancing or just listening to the music. Bring a covered dish – meat is furnished. Meal is at 6 p.m. For more information call 717-294-6020.

Bowling As part of the Fulton Fatherhood Initiative Program, one of the goals at Fulton County Family Partnership Inc. is to encourage positive father/children interaction. Join in for some Saturday family fun at Nellie Fox Bowling on March 29, 2014. Bowling will begin at noon. Fathers are free and the cost for all others is only $7.50 per person, which includes two games and free bowling shoes. To join call 717-485- 5038, Ext 215. Leave name, number and the total number of people attending. Tickets must be paid in advance. RSVP and/or bring payment to Fulton County Center for Families at 22438 Great Cove Road, Suite 106, no later than March 24.

5K Run/Walk A 5K run/walk will be held April 26 at Chambersburg. Registration sheets are located on the CAMS South middle School’s Web site at www.chamberbsurg.k12.pa.us. Start time is 8:30 a.m. for a 1- mile run run for ages 12 and under and 9 a.m. for the 5K run/walk. More information may be obtained by calling Brandt Mellott at 717-414-8294 or Doretta Mellott at 717-987- 3661.

CF Hall Walking Central Fulton hall walking will run until the end of March. Hall walking will be at the high school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Check the Web site for updates at www.cfsd.info.


HAVFCO Bingo Bingo will be held March 20 at Hustontown Fire Company. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with early birds at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo with 20 regular games plus specials at 6:45 p.m. Kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m.

Basket Bingo A Longaberger basket bingo to benefit Nita White, who is fighting leukemia, will be held March 22 at Needmore Firehall. Doors open at noon and games begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. Inclement weather date is March 29. More information may be obtained by calling 717-573-4202.

Basket Bingo The ARC of Franklin and Fulton counties will host its annual basket and Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, April 6, at the VFW in Chambersburg on South Fourth Street. Tickets are $25 each and include lunch. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. Prizes are Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley purses. Proceeds from the event stay in Franklin and Fulton counties and support services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More information may be obtained by calling 717-264-4390 or aglocke@embarqmail.com.


Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, March 25, at 11 a.m., at Fulton County Library in the community room. New members and guests are welcome. Contact Sharon Berbert for additional information at 717-485- 5736.

4-H Meeting There will be a 4-H meeting for Cove Mountain Club Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., at Cito UMC fellowship hall.

Heritage Days Meeting The next Fulton County Heritage Days Meeting will be held March 25, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Pearl Room at Fulton County Medical Center

Historical Society Dinner/Meeting Mark calendars for the Fulton County Historical Society’s annual dinner and meeting April 3, 2014, at 6 p.m., at McConnellsburg Firehall. The dinner and meeting will be followed by entertainment by Kirk Davis.Cost is $12 per person. Make reservations no later than March 26, 2014, either by mailing count and money to Fulton County Historical Society, PO Box 115, Mc- Connellsburg, PA 17233, or with Monica Seville at the county treasurer’s office.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting The Teen Advisory Board of Fulton County Library will meet Friday, March 21, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. The group will continue their work on the upcoming Earth Day Festival as well as practice their music. All members should remember to bring their instrument as well as any recyclables collected.

MOMS Meetings Southern Franklin County MOMS Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Support is offered to stay-at-home moms in Greencastle Antrim School District, Tuscarora School District and McConnellsburg. For location and more information contact sfcmomsclub@outlook.com.

POWER Meetings The goal of POWER is to bring awareness and education to the community about addiction. For more information contact Susanne Reed at 727-414-9695. Meetings are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 201 Lincoln Way West: March 31, April 14 and 28, May 12, June 9 and 30, July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25, September 8 and 29, October 13 and 27, November 10 and 24, December 8 and 29.

Sportsmen’s League Meeting Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will meet March 21, at 7 p.m., in the stone house at the trout nursery. Details for the annual trout stocking and fundraiser on the first day of trout season, April 12, will be discussed.

Historical Society Meetings Fulton County Historical Society monthly board of directors meetings will be held March 20, April 17 and May 15 at 7 p.m., at the Fulton House, Mc- Connellsburg.


Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center cardiopulmonary rehab gym. The cost is based on insurance. Call Kim or Patti at 717-485- 6149 to see if insurance provider is accepted. Community Wellness is $40/month/person or $70/month/couple.

Immunization Clinics The Department of Health is providing public immunization clinics by appointment only at the following locations: Fulton County Medical Center – every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Hustontown Senior Center – fourth Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Warfordsburg Senior Center – third Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eligible at low cost if underinsured (insurance does not cover the vaccine) or uninsured. For an appointment or questions call 814-623-2001 or 717-485-5137.

Yoga Classes Reaching Wellness yoga classes will be held for all ages every Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Community State Bank. Call for cost and to register at 717-485- 4492.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group Alzheimer’s/ dementia support group meets the third Tuesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. in Fulton County Medical Center, Pearl Room. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-6108.

Nutrition Class Fulton County nutrition awareness classes are held at Warfordsburg Senior Center on the third Monday of every month. When the third Monday is a holiday, it is held the fourth Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. To register or sign up for lunch call 717-294-6020.

Nutrition Class Fulton County nutrition awareness classes are held at Warfordsburg Senior Center on the third Monday of every month. When the third Monday is a holiday, it is held the fourth Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. To register or sign up for lunch call 717-294-6020.

McConnellsburg AA Meetings The McConnellsburg Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. every week at the Alumni Building basement, McConnellsburg, and Mondays at 11 a.m. at Fulton Co. Medical Center.


Summer Mission Experience “Hands & Feet Of Hope”, a summer mission experience open to all junior and senior high students, will be held June 22-28 in Fulton County. Students receive community service hours for light construction projects, home repairs, handicap access, painting, yard work, etc. Evening activities, games and worship. Cost per student is yet to be determine dependent upon funding sources. All meals, lodging, activities, Creation tickets, supplies and materials included. A community informative meeting will be held Sunday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the alumni building, 152 E. Cherry Street, McConnellsburg. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-4815, Ext. 2.

Drama Presentation A live drama using elaborate lighting, sound, costumes and backdrops, “Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames,” is a high-impact and compelling presentation of the reality of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection, heaven, hell and a person’s choice in life determining where they will spend eternity. Presented at the Bedford High School on April 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. each night. Free admission and free parking. Sponsored by Bedford County Pastors. For more information 814-652-2614, 814-623-8258 or 814-494- 1693.

Special Services Do you need help? Is your heart hurting? Then you’ll want to attend the Treasured Trials Ministry of Rev. Kerby and Kelli Campbell coming to the Dublin Mills Community Church, March 23-26, at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Stoey and the church family invite all to attend. Please call 814-685-3910 for more information.


Library Building Dedication Fulton County Library Board of Directors will hold a building dedication at the main library in honor of the considerable financial contributions made by Anna and the late Paul Shockey. The dedication will be held Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. The general public is welcome to attend.

Planting Seeds Workshop Penn State Fulton County Master Gardeners are offering a workshop on planting seeds Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the McConnellsburg Firehall, first floor, East Maple Street. Cost is $10/person (money must accompany reservation). To reserve a seat, call 717-485-4111. Program presented by Fulton County Master Gardeners. Workshop Objective: Learn old and new planting techniques. Plant and take your choice of seeds. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Energy Efficiency Program Find out how to save money by making small changes at home. An energy-efficient home saves money and conserves natural resources. This free public program will be presented by Greg Reineke with the Fulton County Conservation District. The first 20 people to register for this program will receive a free energy-saving kit. To register, call 717-485-3547, Ext. 116 Hunter/Trapper Course Fulton County Hunter/Trapper course will be offered Saturday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club. Preregistration is required. Click “yes” on PGC Web site at www.pgc.state.pa.us. Bring a bag lunch. This is the first of three traditional courses and a new format with seven hours of training. For general information only contact 717-485-5390.

55-Alive Renewal Class Warfordsburg Senior Center will offer a one-day renewal only class for the 55-Alive/Mature Driving discount program on March 26. The class is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a break for lunch. Preregistration is required, either in person or by calling the center. Checks are made payable to AARP for $20 (per person nonmember) or $15 (per person AARP member). Warfordsburg Senior Center is located at 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg. If planning on staying for lunch make reservations when registering. There are no tests involved. Anyone needing to take the original class it takes two days. Please call the center for more information at 717-294-6020.

SF Spirit Clothing Sale Southern Fulton school spirit clothing sale is being held. All orders and money are due April 11. Contact Angela Adams at 814-735-4029 for more information.

Free Tax Preparation Chambersburg Tax Aide Program and AARP Foundation will offer free tax preparation in Chambersburg and McConnellsburg to low- to moderate-income families. Site locations and dates: Eugene Clark Jr. Community Center, 235 South Third Street, Chambersburg: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; American Legion Post 46, Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays; and Fulton Theatre building, North Second Street, McConnellsburg: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays.

Cemetery Cleanup Day Knobsville Cemetery Cleanup Day will be Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. All help will be appreciated.

Free Clothing Bedding and clothing will be available Tuesday, April 1, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Sponsored by Fulton County Catholic Mission. The doors open at 9 a.m. More information may be obtained by calling 485-5917.

Horse Pasture Workshop Franklin County Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a Healthy Horse Pasture Workshop Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Welsh Run Stables in Mercersburg.

CF Kindergarten Registration Central Fulton School District will hold registration for the 2014-15 school year Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 9, 10 and 11. Children who will be age 4 on or before August 20 are eligible for the K4 program and children who will be age 5 on or before August 20 are eligible for the K5 kindergarten program. Please note that students who are currently enrolled in the K4 program do not need to re-register for K5. Please contact Stacy Morton at 485-7072 to schedule an appointment.

Fundraiser McConnellsburg Middle School 8th Grade Character Education class will hold a fundraiser to help Weston Rock in his fight against cancer at McConnellsburg Elementary School Friday, March 28. Dodgeball, carnival games, bake sale goodies and fun. Admission is $10 for dodgeball players and spectators $2. Dodgeball, carnival games, concession stand and registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Dodgeball tournament from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Veterans Assistance Dan McIntyre, assistant state service office of Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be at McConnellsburg VFW to assist veterans with service-connected disability claims. Primary day is the second Wednesday of every month and the alternate day is the fourth Wednesday of the month. Also available by appointments. Contact 717-414- 0675 or dmcintyrevfwso@yahoo.com.


SF Class Of 1984 Reunion Southern Fulton Class of 1984 has planned their 30th class reunion for May 31, at Whips Cove Church social hall, 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The evening will continue at The Log Cabin in Hancock for those who wish to attend. Contact Tina Crawford at tlc050303@yahoo.com for information and to provide address information for yourself or former classmates.


Spring Tea The Historical Society Museum’s annual spring tea will be held Saturday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m., in the Fulton House in McConnellsburg. Decorate a hat for the tea and win a prize for either the funniest or the prettiest. Luncheon and desserts served along with the tea. Tickets are $9 for adults and $4.50 for children 12 and under. For tickets or to make reservations stop in at Tickle Your Fancy on Main Street or call Ruth at 717-485-4496 or Edie at 814-735-3039.

Spaghetti Dinner Southern Fulton PTA is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner and a show at the elementary school, Saturday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Featured will be national awardwinning vocalist Sandy Uttley performing a tribute to Patsy Cline with classic country and oldies. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older; $6 for ages 6-12; and under 5 are free. For tickets call Donna at 717-294-3970 or Shonda at 717-294-3818.

Chicken BBQ Warfordsburg Presbyterian deacons will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, April 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eat in or carryouts for half a chicken or half chicken dinner. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-3028.

Sandwich Sale A ham and cheese sandwich sale to benefit Ralph Dishong, who is battling stage 4 cancer, and family is being planned. Price is $4 and includes sandwich and chips. Delivery date is April 4 by noon. Last date to order is March 28. Call 717-504-5161 to order. If no answer, leave message with phone number and call will be returned.

Spring Pie Sale St. Stephen Family Life Committee is sponsoring a spring pie sale Saturday, March 22. Cost of the pies are apple and cherry plain toppping for $9 and crumb topping for $10. Pies can be picked up after 9 a.m. on March 22. To place an order call 485-5917.

Pancake/Sausage Breakfast A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held March 22 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7404 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville, from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Regular, blueberry and buckwheat pancakes, sausage, puddin, fruit, coffee and tea will be served. Donations are accepted.

Pancake Supper Bedford Chapel Church on Rt. 643, 4570 Flickerville Rd., Warfordsburg, will hold an all-you-can eat pancake supper Saturday March 29, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Menu includes pancakes, buckwheat cakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice. Everyone welcome.

Hoagie Sale St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, will hold a hoagie sale Saturday, April 12, at 14660 Great Cove Road, Big Cove Tannery. Lunch will be served at the schoolhouse across from the church and made-to-order hoagies will be served, along with homemade soups and pies. Serving begins at 9 a.m. For call-ahead orders contact Betty Bivens at 717-485-3508. Mark calendars for Saturday, June 21, for the annual church festival.

Soup Night McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church soup night will be held until April 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Any cancellations due to weather will follow the Central Fulton School District schedule.

Free Meal A free meal will be served the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street. Please join in for good fellowship.

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